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Rise in traffic offences

Shayal Devi
Monday, April 21, 2014

POLICE are concerned about drivers' behaviour after recording 500 traffic infringements in the first two days of the Easter weekend.

"So far, 553 drivers have been booked for speeding and when you consider our continuous call for better road behaviour, it seems to be falling on deaf ears because of what we've recorded so far," said police director traffic SSP Mahesh Mishra.

According to the police, six drivers are also behind bars waiting for their cases to be brought before the courts after being arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol.

"What these drivers have to keep in mind is that when they are driving above and beyond the speed limit, they not only put themselves in danger but other road users also.

"This Easter operation is giving us a clear indication of bad driver behaviour with major offences such as speeding, drunk driving, careless driving and non-compliance with seatbelt regulations being recorded on a daily basis.

"Motorists must understand and take into consideration that these are life-threatening offences and our officers will continue to ensure the law is strictly adhered to as we can't afford to be losing any more lives on our roads."








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